There were incredibly long lines as people lined up for the absolutely huge literacy signing. Over 500 authors, I think? It’s a really great thing, but there is no way someone can buy all the books they want from their favorite authors.
Personally, I didn’t even try to go near the bestselling authors. I would have wasted their time trying to say hi when they had people lining up to buy their books and meet them. And often have them sign books already owned.
It’s always so great to be able to put a name to a face. Over the course of the conference, I was able to meet Sylvia Day, a very beautiful woman who took the time during her signings on Wednesday night to give me loads of encouragement.
And I absolutely had to meet Lisa Renee Jones. Our husbands definitely hit it off the way we’d hoped, I think, though it took forever to be in the same place at the same time. Lisa held up a copy of my ARC (which I’d received copies of right before leaving for my trip.) and showed it to everyone around her. She is so supportive.
And, hey! I got to meet Jo Beverly. My youngest is so incredibly jealous. I even told her I did it for her (she saw through me, though.) What can I say? That woman has captured two generations of my family completely.